This project significantly expands the existing retail space and provides over 18,000sq ft of new workspace within an existing office building, both supported by the creation of new public realm to improve pedestrian and user experience. It also features a revised reception, split over the ground and first floors, providing access from both Bishopsgate and the Great Eastern Walkway.
The existing building forms part of the trio of buildings that extend over 900ft along one of the City’s major thoroughfares. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and completed in the late 1980s as part of the Bishopsgate masterplan, and the structure sits on a raft over the easternmost platforms of Liverpool Street Station.
Stortford Interiors’ in-house Joinery Division, Parkrose, were appointed by British Land to design, deliver and install an extensive joinery fit-out package.
Scope of Works
The expansive remit included laminate faced solid timber core doorsets and associated ironmongery, a reception desk clad in green cast polished concrete with leather inserts, crown cut oak veneer and brass feature wall panelling, planters, tables, benches and hub booth seating, also manufactured in Crown Cut Oak both veneer and solid. Associated works included entrance mat wells and swing-gates, metal skirtings, and metal doorsets.
The scope was subsequently extended to include extensive and varied specialist floor finishes and repairs to existing stonework. These included Natural Urban Grey honed limestone and Grigio Perla Grey honed stone floor coverings, 20mm thick reclaimed European oak engineered flooring to the reception areas and lift lobbies, raised access flooring, screeding and porcelain floor tiling.
The scheme was delivered to peerless quality standards and satisfied exacting and demanding client expectations.